If its already running, stop it
brew services stop mongo
If all goes well, it should return something like this
Stopping `mongodb`... (might take a while) ==> Successfully stopped `mongodb` (label: homebrew.mxcl.mongodb)
Locate the mongo config file and open it
should be here…
…which I will edit using Vim
sudo vim /usr/local/etc/mongo.conf
Edit the storage path
The file should look something like this….
systemLog: destination: file path: /usr/local/var/log/mongodb/mongo.log logAppend: true storage: dbPath: /usr/local/var/mongodb net: bindIp: 127.0.0.1
Line 6 is the one we are after, change that to the location you want.
Save the file and close it.
Start mongo again
brew services start mongo
If everything goes well, Mongo should have added a whole bunch of files to the new directory.